State Route 78

FATALITY CRASHES CLAIM THREE LIVES IN RAMONA AND SANTA YSABEL

Update: One of the motorcyclists killed in the Ramona crash has been idenitified as Matthew Thomas Huthmacher, 51, of Descanso, according to the county Medical Examiner's office.
 
By Miriam Raftery
Photo: CHP cruiser, via CHP
 
January 11, 2021 (Ramona) –Two crashes minutes apart in Ramona and Santa Ysabel yesterday resulted in three fatalities.

The first accident claimed the life of two male motorcyclists in a three-vehicle crash on State Route 78 near State Route 79 in Santa Ysabel, one driving a 2020 Honda Dual Sport motorcycle, the other a KTM Dual Sport motorcycle.  The Honda veered off the highway and struck a rock, ejected the motorcyclist onto the roadway. The KTM motorcycle close by crossed the center lines into the eastbound lanes and was struck head-on by a 2003 Ford Focus. The KTM motorcyclist was also ejected onto the roadway.


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STATE ROUTE 78 IN RAMONA REOPENS TO ONE-WAY TRAFFIC

 

Source:  Caltrans

June 15, 2017 (San Diego) - Caltrans construction crews reopened State Route 78 (SR-78) to one-way traffic control between Indian Oaks Road and Weekend Villa Road shortly after 10 this morning.  One-way traffic control will remain in place until 3 this afternoon.


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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED NEAR BORREGO

 

East County News Service

March 16, 2015 (Borrego) – A motorcyclist lost control on a curve and veered into oncoming traffic on State Route 78 near Scissors Crossing Sunday, striking a Toyota Prius head-on, according to the California Highway Patrol.


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